21 Mar Valentino Couture Spring 2019
Italian fashion label Valentino created a dreamlike ode to spring on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, as models appeared to float down the runway in a series of vaporous dresses adorned with shimmering flowers, oversized ruffles and feathers galore.
Models wore feathers on their eyelashes in a presentation that almost resembled an extravagant masked ball.
When Naomi closed the show wearing â€œChocolate Dhalia,â€ the name Piccioliâ€™s atelier staff gave to her organdy and organza dress, the rapturous crowd reaction indicated that at that moment, few people were mulling, â€œBut is it modern?â€ Extreme beauty shuts down the argument.
The brand has long been go-to for Hollywood movie stars, with creations by its now retired founder Valentino Garavani, whose magenta red gowns became a signature trait, featuring heavily during awards season.
Current creative chief Pierpaolo Piccioliâ€™s bouffant dresses, and oversized designs in sumptuous taffeta and vibrant colours have earned him plaudits from a fashion forward crowd and a clutch of awards.